Early Education at Carlow University

Visit the official website for the Early Learning Center for complete program details, applications, tuition and additional contact information.

The Early Learning Center's Mission and Philosophy

The Early Learning Center provides young children between the ages of 6 weeks through 3 years a balance of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. The Center's philosophy maintains that children need a safe, comfortable, enriching environment in order to develop to their maximum potential.

The Early Learning Center provides a secure, nurturing, early educational environment that uses developmentally appropriate activities, experiences and materials to engage children in active, meaningful learning.

The curriculum used in each developmental grouping reflects the Early Learning Center's philosophy of developmental, play-based learning.

Location and Hours

The Early Learning Center is located on the first floor of Frances Warde Hall. This is the first building on the right when entering the Carlow University's Main Campus from the Fifth Avenue driveway at 3333 Fifth Avenue. Parking for pick-up/drop-off is located in front of Frances Warde Hall.

The Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The Early Learning Center is committed to equal opportunities and affirmative action for all persons in its child care programs and in its employment practices.


Karian Wise     
Carlow University Early Learning Center
3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213